Monday, August 3, 2020
www.avm.com Alexander Smith / AWM contributor On Tuesday one school district in Texas has brought back corporal punishment. Now students who misbehave in class will be paddled until they get better grades. Although there is little evidence that corporal punishment helps students focus...
By Fred Jones, Jr. Eagle Staff Writer fjones@theoklahomaeagle.net   https://youtu.be/ZCdAe6jsJXs   The immortal Otis Redding once graced the cover of Record Collector UK. Though known for evergreen songs like “Try A Little Tenderness”, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of The Bay” and LPs such as “Otis Blue”, there...
www.variety.com By LORRAINE WHEAT     The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) declared on Tuesday that Lil Nas X’s hit “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus is diamond certified. Not only is “Old Town Road” the first song of 2019 to gain the...
www.blackamericaweb.com By Nigel Roberts   The program has mixed results but strives to make a difference.   A group of teachers, education advocates and teachers union representatives gathered in the nation’s capital on May 17 at a summit to promote a teacher diversity recruitment strategy called...
www.people.com By MAURA HOHMAN Prepare for a week of chaotic holiday travel this Thanksgiving. According to a report from AAA, this Thanksgiving, airports, train stations and roads will be the most crowded they’ve been since 2005 — with some 54 million Americans expected...
www.washingtonpost.com By Amber Phillips   President Trump entered the history books in a new category Wednesday: He is the third president in U.S. history to have been impeached by the House. The two votes on impeachment bring to an end the House’s months-long...
www.desertnews.com By Josh Terry   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmoDWLnT4gU   Kevin Macdonald’s “Whitney” might just be the most heartbreaking documentary you see this year. At a distance, the rise-and-fall narrative of 1980s pop superstar Whitney Houston is pretty simple: Beautiful, classy and talented ingenue Houston rises to superstardom, then...
www.theplayerstribune.com By Muggsy Bogues     Before anybody called me Muggsy, my family called me Apple. I used to cut my hair real low and keep a shiny head, like a shiny apple. It was a term of endearment. I didn’t really think about it...
www.nytimes.com By John Koblin   ABC canceled the hit sitcom “Roseanne” on Tuesday hours after the show’s star and co-creator, Roseanne Barr, posted a racist tweet about a former top adviser to President Barack Obama. Early on Tuesday, Ms. Barr posted a comment about Valerie Jarrett,...
www.history.com   Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to United States history. Did you know that Madam CJ Walker was America’s first self-made woman to become a millionaire or that George Washington Carver was able to derive nearly...
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